Screwtape Letters
C. S. Lewis

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Narrated By: Ralph Cosham

Duration: 3 hours and 37 minutes

What to expect

A timeless classic on “Hell’s latest novelties and Heaven’s unanswerable answer”

A masterpiece of satire, this classic work has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written, offering insights on good vs. evil, repentance, grace, and more.

Genre

Classic fiction, Religious and spiritual fiction, Religious and spiritual fiction, Classic fiction

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“If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.”

New Yorker

“The best audio ever spoken of the funniest defense of Christianity ever written.”

AudioFile

“Each letter is a masterpiece of reverse theology…If you’ve never read Lewis, The Screwtape Letters is a great place to start. And if you know Lewis, but haven’t read this, you’ve missed one of his core writings.”

Amazon.com, editorial review

“Lewis’ satire is a Christian classic…[His] take on human nature is as on-target as it was when the letters were first published in 1941.”